Maya Dusenbery

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

Posts Written by Maya

New Yorker character breakdown by race and gender

Chart of the Day: The white dudes of New Yorker cartoons

The underrepresentation of women and people of color in media extends all the way to the cartoons tucked into the New Yorker, according to an analysis of every cartoon published in the magazine last year. The journal Proceedings of the Natural Institute of Science found that about 70 percent of the characters were men and 95 percent were white. 

The underrepresentation of women and people of color in media extends all the way to the cartoons tucked into the New Yorker, according to an analysis of every cartoon published in the magazine last year. The journal Proceedings ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress across the stage at Columbia’s commencement today.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against 10 oil companies for paying women less than men for the same work. 

Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress across the stage at Columbia’s commencement today.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against 10 oil companies for paying women less than men for the same work. 

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The #ToyLikeMe campaign calls for toys with disabilities

Recently, a trio of British mothers started the #toylikeme social media campaign calling for better representation of disability in the toy box. On Facebook and Twitter, parents of kids with disabilities all over the world have been sharing photos showing the creative lengths they’d gone to making over their kids’ toys. 

Recently, a trio of British mothers started the #toylikeme social media campaign calling for better representation of disability in the toy box. On Facebook and Twitter, parents of kids with disabilities all over the world have ...

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Congressman opposes abortion except for those of his wife and mistress

Meet Representative Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, who is a poster child for that particular set of anti-choicers who oppose abortion with four exceptions: “rape, incest, the life of the mother, and me.” 

Meet Representative Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, who is a poster child for that particular set of anti-choicers who oppose abortion with four exceptions: “rape, incest, the life of the mother, and me.” 

girl in halter dress

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A high school student who wore a halter dress to school got detention for being a “sexual distraction.”

How local law enforcement is preventing immigrant domestic violence victims from getting the protection they need. 

A high school student who wore a halter dress to school got detention for being a “sexual distraction.”

How local law enforcement is preventing immigrant domestic violence victims from getting the protection they need. 

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